The Dark Side of Nowhere

The Dark Side of Nowhere Jason is having a bad day The kind of day when you just don t feel like yourself Only for Jason it s not just a feeling He really isn t himself Not any Who is he That s the problem Jason isn t sure

  • Title: The Dark Side of Nowhere
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • ISBN: 9780765342430
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jason is having a bad day The kind of day when you just don t feel like yourself Only for Jason, it s not just a feeling He really isn t himself.Not any .Who is he That s the problem Jason isn t sure And it s not just him Everyone in town is acting weird His friends His parents Everyone Billington is usually such a normal town As Jason is about to discover,Jason is having a bad day The kind of day when you just don t feel like yourself Only for Jason, it s not just a feeling He really isn t himself.Not any .Who is he That s the problem Jason isn t sure And it s not just him Everyone in town is acting weird His friends His parents Everyone Billington is usually such a normal town As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again.

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    About Author

    1. Award winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer As a full time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task master, always at work creating new stories to tell His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country Neal s talents range from film directing two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards to writing music and stage plays including book and lyrical contributions to American Twistory, which is currently playing in Boston He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful How to Host a Mystery game for teens, as well as seven How to Host a Murder games.As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing Neal s novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true to life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip roaring adventure Of What Daddy Did, Voice of Youth Advocates wrote This is a compelling, spell binding story A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun.Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman s characters reminiscent of those crafted by E L Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children s classics.Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher s Weekly wrote Shusterman takes an outlandish comic book concept, and, through the sheer audacity and breadth of his imagination makes it stunningly believable A spellbinder And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote This wins our vote as one of the best young adult titles of the year and was called Inspired and hypnotically readable by School Library Journal.Neal Shusterman lives in Southern California with his children Brendan, Jarrod, Joelle, and Erin, who are a constant source of inspiration

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    1. 3.5 Stars The messages that this novel portrays are incredibly important It focuses on the dangers of ethnocentrism which is obviously important for people to inform themselves about, and I truly believe this book belongs in the 8th grade classroom It brings up many points to have serious conversations about morality and our perceptions of what s right It also touches on interracial couples briefly and a couple of other smaller things like being careful what you wish for However, as an actual st [...]


    2. If I were 13, I would give this book five stars That s meant to be a compliment, as that is who it is written for This book would have been the perfect escape for me when I was a teenager turns out I m really not who I think I am and I never thought I was and I m not necessarily happy with who I really am never really was and that knowledge could be used to impress a girl in the end I won t divulge all the daydreams I had as a kid, but they almost always ended with my oddities somehow really imp [...]


    3. 3.5 starsI ve been in bad mood of gargantuan proportions lately Call it stress, call it sheer exhaustion or just general grumpiness whatever it is isn t helping my reading mood I ve slumped into a small but persistent batch of three star reads Nothing too bad, but enough that I couldn t help but feeling irritated The Dark Side of Nowhere came at the perfect time I don t know what I expected from this book, but it looked nice and short and rather deliciously creepy when I picked it up And after t [...]


    4. I did like this book to some degree but I also found it a bit tedious to read Some reviewers have called the story complex or complicated While the details of the story are a bit complex than other books of this type, I wouldn t characterize the overall plot in that way What I did find complex and, at times a bit difficult to follow, was Shusterman s development of the characters, especially the dialog between characters Some of the conclusions that the protagonist and other characters come to, [...]


    5. Finished it in one night It was another fantastic read by Neal Shusterman, one that I couldn t put down It chilled me and made me laugh a little but also made me wonderIt s not just a spooky tale, or a sci fi thriller.A story about humanity.A great book all in all and great characterization Amazing descriptions that leave just enough to the imagination and plenty of twists and turns.


    6. Jason on normaali teini pikkukaupungissa, jonka vanhemmat ovat kertakaikkisen tyls n normaaleja Kun Jasonin yst v kuolee, alkaa Jason kiinnitt huomiota siihen, ett h nen ymp rill n alkaa tapahtua kaikenlaista outoa ja ihmiset alkavat k ytt yt oudosti Ennen pitk Jason vihit n mukaan erityiseen joukkoon, joka ulos p in v itt olevansa oma seurakuntansa Yhdysvalloissa sellainen ei her t yht n ep luuloja Joukko kokoontuu kaupungin hyl tyss osassa, jota koko muu kaupungin v ki v lttelee Ennen pitk til [...]


    7. 3.5Uh1 This is a really good book I m not going as far to say that it is great, but really good 2 Can get kinda confusing at parts.3 Sometimes I thought the writing was absolutely terrible, and the plot was all messed up, but THE END THO.4 I would never, in a hundred years, say that this is better than unwind.


    8. This book was excellent.I loved how it kept me on my toes a lot of the time Though, some things were predictable, others made me go WHAT That was great.The characters served their purpose I liked Jason, he was a strong protagonist The others were alright The story is the most important part of this book It was great Highly recommend this author, he s a great storyteller.


    9. 1 The plot had a lot of good action in it and it was about teens It moved slowly, i didn t like some parts of it It was very interesting at the end.2 Jason and Grant Jason is the main character in the book Grant is the leader of Jason.3 Friendship it shows how friends are there for each other and how they care and take care of each other.


    10. Jason is bored with his town and his parnets who are about the dullest people on the Earth Then he discoveres that everything he thought he knew was true is a lie including himself A great book full of high tension as Jason struggles with what is right and what is wrong A great exploartion that sometimes to do right you do have to take a stand aganist the majority Powerful.



    11. A bit weird, but really well done Mystery scifi coming of age novel But man Shusterman knows how to write.


    12. The premise is very shaky and seems for older children than young adults, but Shusterman does a good job of trying to execute it Good, not much better than that Unremarkable story from a writer who I ve seen write much better, but it does have some good in it, even though it s difficult to find.



    13. Weird This book is strange I m not sure what all I should say, but these people are not what they seem Don t get me wrong, it is an enjoyable read, but weird The evolution of the secret is good, you re not really sure what is going on until it fully gets there Try it and see.


    14. The Dark Side of Nowhere, by Neal Shusterman, is a surprising novel about the life of a seemingly ordinary young boy As the story progresses, he learns that his abstractly normal life is not so normal after all The story takes place in a small, unsuspecting town named Billington Jason Jonathan Miller leads a frustratingly normal and boring life, until of series of strange events starts to occur in his hometown starting with the death of one of his closest friends His best friend Ethan died unexp [...]


    15. Every kid and some adults has felt that they are somehow different from those around them Imagine if you actually were.Such is the situation for Jason Miller and his friends in The Dark Side of Nowhere, a tense sci fi novel by Neal Shusterman As he gradually unrolls the aliens living among us plot, Shusterman also deftly builds up the surreal sense that the everyday world is just a friendly cover for the eerie reality It s definitely a great read.To Jason Miller, the town of Billington is incred [...]


    16. The Dark Side of NowherePersonally I did not like this book Being an avid YA reader, I found it disappointing on various levels I REALLY did want to love this book and give it at least a three star review, but I couldn t Due to many factors, which I will list bellow.This Book Needs To Explain a Lot More Than It Did When it comes to books like this one, I love to see the plot twists and the reasonable explaining This book however disappointed me when it came to both of these categories The first [...]


    17. By the mind candy tag, I don t mean mind candy for the usual audience aka me, a fifteen year old fantasy dystopian lover , I mean mind candy for sixth graders who like aliens and video games.The two star rating, usually given to the lowest of the low, isn t about how horrible the book was It s about how horribly mediocre was Sure, there were some exciting action sequences and some good suspense going on, but overall, the plot twists were uninteresting, the worldbuilding unique to Shusterman s la [...]


    18. This book was an extremely easy read But, while it was interesting enough to keep me reading, there was nothing particularly magnificent about this book that made me go nuts about it While I did enjoy it, there was nothing that I could really sink my little bookworm teeth into Let s just jump right into my list Here are a few of the main things that didn t sit well with me 1 view spoiler Paula didn t seem to do much At the beginning of the story, I could imagine her turning into a kick butt hero [...]


    19. In the novel The Dark side of Nowhere Well I thought it was a little bit Boaring in the beggining It was talking about his regular daily life how everything is the same everyday I mean I could t get the title like I mean what those the title have to do with the story I read mor then it got intersting of some of the abilitys he is starting to learn Also I think the Title make you expanded your imagination You guys maby I went a Little to far,but really think of it Just saying Doesen t catch your [...]


    20. Sad to say it, but I was underwhelmed The basic premise of the book is that a character is living a perfectly normal life normalcy is a big theme in this book when he discovers that his life is not what he thought it was.The plot was interesting, however the story itself was quite disjointed There was very little character development I actually ended up feeling quite apathetic toward the main character , dialogue is disjointed, and the story itself was a bit difficult to follow There are a coup [...]


    21. Some writers are great at making their readers really think, while others do a fine job of creating intense story action that grips the reader tightly and never lets go Neal Shusterman is richly blessed on both these scores Jason Miller, caught living in the middle of the ostensibly bland town of Billington, feels a deeply visceral need to change his predictable life, and break free from the light of normality that bathes all things around him He gets his wish when an embedded secret about his f [...]


    22. I am not really into alien books, so I was a little apprehensive for this one The start of the book seemed to be a bit un intriguing a normal kid who is bored with his everyday life It takes a turn as Jason is given a strange glove and learns than any kid could ever expect at his age Younger kids will appreciate the mystery and find commonality in how he wants something interesting to happen in regular day to day life As a reader, I enjoyed the novel It picked up quickly after the big occurrenc [...]


    23. I am not really into alien books, so I was a little apprehensive for this one The start of the book seemed to be a bit un intriguing a normal kid who is bored with his everyday life It takes a turn as Jason is given a strange glove and learns than any kid could ever expect at his age Younger kids will appreciate the mystery and find commonality in how he wants something interesting to happen in regular day to day life As a reader, I enjoyed the novel It picked up quickly after the big occurrenc [...]


    24. Hmmmm, well Neal Shusterman can certainly write some weird books I really liked it for a while but after a while it started to feel as if I were reading a screenplay for an episode of the Twilight Zone Most of the time it was weird, awkward, and had me a little confused But I still kind of liked it.It was a fast an easy read I am glad that I read it as there were some seriously funny parts of the book J.J never backed down, even when he knew there was no chance of him winning Like I said, there [...]


    25. As a big fan of other books by Neal shusterman, such as the unwind series and the skinjackers trilogy, this was a disappointment To short and I found the last 3rd of it painfully boring the 1st part where the m.c Whines about how boring everything is and the build up of the mystery like when they were exploring Old Town was good Intense and working up to a big epic tale But it lost its edge pretty quickly I m thinking it would have been much better if it had been longer, maybe a trilogy With de [...]


    26. Stellar Reminiscent of William Sleator s books, The Dark Side of Nowhere perfectly captures a feeling I had so many times as a kid The sunset was spectacular as I came out of the woods and into the open fields The sky was orange, and the clouds flamed red and purple Crosswinds sliced them into jagged, bold angles, and it seemed that the heavens were so intense that they overwhelmed the dreary earth below The sky was mystical and larger than life I felt sure that going home would catapult me back [...]


    27. This book is about a boy named Ethan dieing, and everybody said it was pendicitis Later Jason and some others realized it wasn t Jason didn t like his life because he thought it was too boring and he thought his parents were too nice because they never tell him hes in serious trouble At Ethan s wedding, Jason wondered why Ethan s parents didn t cry but his dad said it was shock Later Jason learned Ethan hadn t died at all At a Little League game in Billington, Jason got in a fight with a boy bec [...]


    28. I read The Dark Side of Nowhere because I heard that Neal Shusterman was a good author, and it was the only book of his at the library when I went there This book fills in the category of you own choice I like this category because it allows you freedom with your book choices A character I found interesting was Jason because to me, he was likeable and was fun to read about Jason s thoughts and struggles were interesting to read about, and to some extent, understandable A quote I liked was becau [...]


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